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Reports of Clean Energy’s Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post’s Green Blog   If the notion “he who lives by the subsidy dies by the subsidy” is true, then oil, gas and nuclear companies must be dying a thousand deaths. “A Sad Green Story,” the recent New York Times article by David Brooks, is way off...

Getting Into Clean Energy In Vermont

The Vermont Clean Energy Careers Training and Education Directory, a collaborative effort Vermont Department of Labor, the Workforce Development Council and the Central Vermont Community Action Council, developed by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and the New England Clean Energy Council, aims to connect energy efficiency and renewable energy industry professionals, jobs seekers, and students with...
“How Do I Get a Job in Cleantech Venture Capital?”

“How Do I Get a Job in Cleantech Venture Capital?”

Around this time of year, the amount of inbound requests for coffees and "picking your brain" chats is always pretty overwhelming, as business school students and others start thinking about how they would love to be a cleantech venture capital investor. Unfortunately, much of what I have to give is simply tough love.
5 Most Popular NECEC Blog Posts In 2011

5 Most Popular NECEC Blog Posts In 2011

On Monday, March 21st we launched this blog to help share the work we were doing, the work our community is doing, and to influence the public debate about our energy future. The blog has been a huge success as judged by a number of metrics (including our website traffic) and we've been lucky to...
The Green Jobs Debate

The Green Jobs Debate

A labor market researcher who has studied clean energy employment in depth reflects on the consistent misunderstandings about "green jobs."

A Big Week in Clean Energy for Massachusetts

In case you hadn't noticed, the clean energy community in Massachusetts is having a great week. The Bay State is widely recognized as a national clean energy leader and three items this week underscore why that is.
There Are 64,310 Clean Energy Workers in Massachusetts

There Are 64,310 Clean Energy Workers in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center released their 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report yesterday, a rigorous empirical analysis.
Can't Miss Green Jobs Chart

Can’t Miss Green Jobs Chart

Some data on green jobs via The Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution.

Is San Jose Really A “Green Jobs” Failure? Not In Cleantech

Contrary to impressions in a recent New York Times piece, San Jose ranks 4th in the nation in cleantech employment, with an impressive 12.6% growth between 2003 and 2010.

Clean Energy Job Growth: Maine Weighs In, Light

In celebration of our Affiliation with the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech), I wanted to get a sense of motivators and barriers to job growth in the Pine Tree State. I asked E2Tech member ReVision Energy’s Co-Founder, Phil Coupe, and Marketing Manager, Fred Greenhalgh, to weigh in on the status of clean...

What Does it Take to Create a Job?

What does it take to truly create a job? The answer is the heart and soul of cleantech – innovation and entrepreneurship.
Help Them Help You: Getting to Know the Cleantech Workforce Development Community

Help Them Help You: Getting to Know the Cleantech Workforce Development Community

Behind the small army of job aspirants, there’s a statewide industry of job training organizations, college degree and certificate programs, workforce investment boards, career centers, apprenticeship offerings, activists, government and foundation grant projects, career counselors, and more. Here's what they need from us.